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Governor Barchok’s vehicle involved in road accident

Bomet Governor Hillary Barchok’s vehicle has been involved in a road accident in the Kipsarwet area of Bomet East.

The accident involved Barchok’s official vehicle and a boda boda rider who was carrying a pillion passenger.

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A statement from the governor said he and the boda boda rider escaped unhurt.

The pillion passenger sustained minor soft tissue injuries and is currently receiving medical attention at Longisa County Referral Hospital, the statement said.

Governor Barchok wished the patient a speedy recovery.

“In light of this incident, Barchok urges all road users to observe traffic rules, and exercise responsibility and caution at all times to prevent such unfortunate occurrences.”

Bomet Central Police Commander Musa Omar Imamai confirming the incident said the pillion passenger of the bodaboda was injured and has been transferred to Longisa County Referral Hospital for treatment.

Governor Prof Barchok was headed to his Bomet office when the accident occurred.

The National Transport and Safety Authority data indicates that about 1,214 lives were lost in road accidents in the last three months.

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